Well, this is the end beautiful friends.
Earlier in October, I was informed by my wonderful manager Sam that Meta has decided to sunset the Bulletin platform over the next few months. As you probably know, Bulletin is where Right Down Euclid is used to create and send this newsletter to thousands of you. In fact, you're probably reading this in your Facebook feed or in your inbox right now.
To be honest, I'm still processing how to feel about all of it. Sure, I'm sad and a bit deflated after putting countless hours and plenty of blood, sweat and tears into this. Thankfully, now having an end date for things gives me some sort of inner peace. But, more than anything, when I look back at the nearly 300 newsletters I've sent out, it also puts things into perspective.
This experience has been a lot of fun and none of it would be possible without you and your support. I've gotten to talk to numerous athletes and share their stories all while expanding my network and dipping my toes into all of Cleveland sports. While taking a leap of faith was at first scary, coming out at the end and finding my voice as a writer is something I'm forever thankful for.
While this iteration of Right Down Euclid is going to eventually become dust floating through cyberspace, it isn't the last you've heard of or from it.
I’ll be bringing all the past newsletters and stories, along with all of my subscribers, with me, so the original form will live on. They'll be featured on their own, independent website, which will be launching in November. I've been working with an uber-talented marketing and tech team at Indiegraf over the last several months to already start importing current subscribers to the new interface. So, you'll see the same content as always but it'll be with a fresher coat of paint. Here's a small preview of what to expect when things launch:
Obviously, things won't be in Latin since this is a placeholder. But, seeing what's being built and worked on behind the scenes is my primary focus and is the next step in changing the way that Cleveland sports, news, entertainment, and culture are covered forever.
It's exciting, albeit scary, to predict what the future holds for both myself and Right Down Euclid. But, similarly to when I started with Bulletin, I'm taking another leap of faith and betting on myself again. It has been an absolute pleasure and joy to work on this project and speak directly to this wonderful readership, and I’m truly honored that you all have made time for me and this newsletter. That's what's compelling me to keep this going and truly make Right Down Euclid the premiere location for anyone and everyone to get their news for anything Cleveland.
Until the website is ready to be formally introduced, I'll still be here working on providing the best content possible on Bulletin. Please keep subscribing and supporting my work, so that when the time comes for the change, you don't miss a beat.
Naturally, with change, there will be questions to follow. Let me help clear that up a bit.
- I will be able to take my subscriber list with me, so I’ll email all of you to let you know where to find me.
- You will still be getting content through Bulletin until that change itself happens.
- All current Bulletin subscriptions will be refunded regardless of when you purchased your subscription; both monthly and annual subscriptions will be refunded fully.
- For monthly, your most recent month will be refunded, not all previous months. For annual, the entire year will be refunded. You will be refunded by the end of November.
- Please do not cancel your subscription as only active subscriptions will be refunded.
- Unfortunately, your paid subscription will not automatically carry over to the new website. You'll have to pay again on the new platform, but I will be able to take my subscriber list with me, so I’ll email all of you to let you know where to find me.
Q: Will I be refunded for my subscription?
A: Yes, we will issue refunds to all active subscribers. You will receive more information about this process in the coming weeks. Please do not cancel your subscription in the meantime – we cannot guarantee our refund process will include you if you cancel your subscription.
Q: I paid for an annual subscription, but I canceled it, so I didn’t get charged for it again. Will I get a refund?
A: Thank you for supporting my newsletter. We are only able to issue refunds to current subscribers. Unfortunately, if you cancel your subscription, we won’t be able to issue a refund.
Q: Will my paid subscription carry over to the new website?
A: Thank you for supporting Right Down Euclid. Unfortunately, paid subscriptions aren’t transferable. Your support means a lot and helps me bring this newsletter to you. If your subscription is active, you will be refunded for your subscription to my newsletter on the Bulletin Platform. Then, you can continue supporting my work by upgrading your subscription to the new website and newsletter. I will be sending information on how to do that once I transfer my newsletter there.
Q: My credit card is no longer associated with my Meta Pay Account, will I still be refunded?
A: Yes, you will be automatically refunded back to the card you’ve used previously, even if that card information is no longer on Meta Pay.
Evan Dammarell is a sports journalist covering all things Cleveland right off the shores of Lake Erie. Follow him on Twitter, Facebook or Instagram. You can also email him at firstname.lastname@example.org. He can also be found three to five times a week on Locked On Cavs, a part of the Locked On Podcast Network.
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